The historic fort kochi is 12 kms from Ernakulam city. It was an obscure fishing village in past. If you simply wish to saunter in a peaceful and relaxed manner, no place in the whole of Cochin will provide you a more ideal location than the Fort Kochi beach.
There are many factors that differentiate the beach from the other beaches of Kerala. The presence of the Chinese fishing nets is probably the most easily identifiable one. The trees and the greenery on the walkway to the beach add to the serene atmosphere there. It is on these beaches that the famous Cochin Carvinal is conducted on New Year’s Eve.
Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British. The cultural interfaces seem to be the remains of the Indo-European architecture here. Cochin Carnival on the New Year eve is a colourful festival not to be missed at the beach site. The main attraction on this beach site is the historic fort which helps you to get familiar with its eventful colonial history and European regimes who ruled it. Cochin Carnival on the New Year eve is a colourful festival not to be missed at the beach site. Kochi thus became a haven for seafaring visitors from all over the world.
A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a memorable experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline. The coastal stretch has loads of small stalls, which make on demand mouth-watering traditional cuisines using freshly caught fish.